Most food outlets are experiencing high levels of scarcity and door to door deliveries coming up short on many items. This is due entirely to stockpiling. There is enough food in the country and supply chains are undisrupted so there is no need to stockpile
On the issue of prescriptions: prescription requests are huge with people trying to stockpile medication that they have not even run out of yet. This means it is taking much longer to process these requests and could have an impact on the supply of those who are really in need. Please only submit prescriptions you require now. Again, there is no shortage or disruption in the supply chain, but pharmacies can’t cope with demand.